Last week the children were busy harvesting, preparing, and cooking a selection of soups using vegetables from our school garden. Flavours included; minestrone, tomato and basil and by far the most popular at the event, pumpkin. To link with their topic of Romans, children from years 3 & 4 made some Roman inspired bread to accompany the freshly made soup. It wasn’t just soup on the menu, the children also made fresh apple juice from apples grown on our tree and covered others in chocolate and sprinkles. We sold these treats alongside beautifully decorated cupcakes, which were kindly donated by parents. Within 35 minutes we had sold out and an amazing £133 was raised, this will be used to purchase items that will enhance the children’s outside learning. Items include pocket microscopes, soil testers, compost thermometers and lab coats, these will really bring the children’s learning experience to life. Plants and seeds for a new wildflower area within the orchard, snowdrops and bluebells for the wooded area and plenty more pumpkin seeds so that we can grow even more for soup making next year! Appoligies for the lack of photos, we were soup-er busy!
Sunflower, pumpkin and cosmos sketching
This morning has been all about radishes...harvesting, eating, ordering, weighing, counting, dividing, sketching and making labels.